wednesday 25 may // wevelgem (be) > gerona (es)We land on the set of Game of Thrones. Not many people can say that! However, in Gerona we will immediately turn our attention to the roaring racing cars that await us. We won’t waste any time and take our seats: ignition on.
wednesday 25 may // gerona (es) > andorraRelease your inner mountain goat (as long as your co-pilot is on board with that): from the start we are going uphill, weaving our way through woodlands and valleys, towards a tiny principality that is snuggled up at the bosom of big sisters Spain and France. This time last year this area was still covered in snow. Andorra? Adore it.
thursday 26 may // andorra > carcassonne (fr)Vámonos. You can wave adiós because today we are leaving Spain for good. And why would you go through a mountain if you can go over it? We conquer the Pas de la Casa and drive straight into the land of Alain Prost. But first, we are going to… You know what? That’s a surprise. In a unique and secluded spot. We will sleep in Carcassonne, at the foot of the Cité, a bulwark with three-kilometre-long walls and 52 towers. This place rocks!
friday 27 may // carcassonne (fr) > avignon (fr)Ready for the longest ride? We cruise along the Mediterranean, with the Haut-Languedoc on our left and the Camargue on our right. Beauty abounds on both sides.And right in front of us: the Provence’s papal city. Have you ever dined under a plane tree that is over three centuries old? (And by the way: who will dance on the famous bridge tonight?)
saturday 28 may // avignon (fr) > marseille (fr)Along the road from the Popes’ Palace to the Old Port, all you see is grand French glory: Cavaillon, Saint-Rémy de Provence, the Lubéron, Aix-en-Provence… This region has certainly earned its patent of nobility.And finally, we reach Hôtel Dieu, next to the picturesque Old Port of Marseille, with a unique view on the Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica, the guardian angel of France’s main seaport, towering high above the city.We cannot think of a better place to celebrate our fifth anniversary in style. Tonight, we will dine like stars.
sunday 29 may // marseille (fr) > toulon (fr)Alas, the end is near. All that is left is our trip to Toulon, where we will savour the delights of the French cuisine for the last time. And of course, a huge round of applause for the winners of the Regularity. Five fantastic days are behind us. Wevelgem is waiting. So is our airplane. Ignition off.
sunday 29 may // toulon (fr) > wevelgem (be)You’ve reached the end of the fifth leg of your Grand Tour through Europe. And next year? Madre Madonna, the islands are enticing us.5 jours – un homme – sa bagnole – la gloire.